The Prince and Princess of Wales's daughter turned eight on 2 May

Princess Charlotte cuddles pet dog Orla in second new birthday photo

To thank royal fans for their birthday wishes for their daughter, Princess Charlotte, who turned eight on Tuesday, the Prince and Princess of Wales shared a brand-new image of Princess Charlotte.

In the adorable photo, the young royal is seen cuddling up to her family’s pet cocker spaniel, Orla, while sporting a blue and white striped knit from Boden and grinning at the camera.


Princess Charlotte pictured with the family’s dog, Orla
Photo: Millie Pilkington

“Thank you for all the birthday wishes,” the social media caption stated.

The second picture of the Princess was taken in 2011 by William and Catherine’s personal photographer, Millie Pilkington.

Additionally, the photographer recently took Prince Louis’ official pictures to commemorate his fifth birthday last month.

On the eve of Charlotte’s birthday, Kensington Palace unveiled a photo of the Princess that her mother Catherine had taken over the weekend at the family’s Windsor residence, Adelaide Cottage.


Princess Charlotte turned eight on Tuesday
Photo: The Princess of Wales


Charlotte, who resembles a young Prince William, is shown grinning while sitting in a white wicker chair and sporting a white summer dress with floral embroidery.

At 8.34 am on May 2, 2015, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge, weighing 8 lbs. 3 oz., was born in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London. She is third in line to the throne and a great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.


Princess Charlotte turned 8 on Tuesday


At the King’s coronation on Saturday, May 6, the Prince and Princess of Wales are anticipated to be joined by their three children, with Prince George given the spotlight as one of his grandfather King Charles’s pages of honor.

At the Easter Sunday church service in Windsor last month, George, Charlotte, and Louis were last spotted in public with their parents. The family of five coordinated in shades of navy and blue.

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